Ortega brilliance sees off Everton; Malaga beat Aston Villa; Kaizer Chiefs hand Manchester City another South African loss; Leyton Orient hit Newcastle for six (video)

River Plate 1 – Everton 0 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Ariel Ortega scored a brilliant chip just before the half-hour to condemn David Moyes’ side to a pre-season defeat.

Kaizer Chiefs 1 – Manchester City 0 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Manchester City’s urgent need for better centre-halves was again flagged up by the Kaiser Chiefs minutes before the break, Jeffrey Ntuka was left all alone at the back stick from a corner and he had no trouble finding the net when the ball came his way.

Leyton Orient 6 – Newcastle 1 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Jimmy Smith opened the scoring for Orient after just four minutes when he headed home unmarked from Sean Thornton’s free-kick. Thornton made it 2-0 after 23 minutes, converting the penalty after Habib Beye handled inside the area. Joey Barton got a goal back for the Toon from the penalty spot on the half hour but Orient restored their two-goal cushion after halftime when Scott McGleish scored a overhead-kick from the edge of the area. Tamika Mkandawire made it four before substitutes Ryan Jarvis and Harry Baker compounded Newcastle’s humiliation with two late goals.

Malaga 1 – Aston Villa 0 (Peace Cup, July 25, 2009) (First-half highlights here and second-half highlights here.) Brad Friedel made a number of impressive saves to keep the score at 0-0 but on 79 Fernando passed the ball into the net after the American goalie had pushed out a left-wing cross.

Lyon 1 – Besiktas 1 (Peace Cup, July 25, 2009) Kim Kallstrom fired OL into the lead but late on, after some heavy pressure, the Turks equaliser was scored by Brazilian Marcio Nobre.

Marseille 1 – Toulouse 1 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Bakary Kone put Marseille in front on seven minutes, Andre-Pierrre Gignac equalised with a rare left-footed finish.

Lyon 1 – Besiktas 1 (Peace Cup, July 25, 2009) Kim Kallstrom opened the scoring for Lyon with a well-struck shot from outside the penalty area. Brazilian forward Marcio Nobre equalised for the Turks with a header with only six minutes remaining on the clock.

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Bordeaux 2 – Guingamp 0 (French Champions Trophy, July 25, 2009) Fernando Cavenaghi and substitute Fernando Menegazzo scored as Ligue-1 champion Bordeaux won its second consecutive Champions Trophy.

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AZ Alkmaar 5 – Heerenveen 1 (Dutch Super Cup, July 25, 2009) Australian international Brett Holman opened the scoring for Alkmaar after 15 minutes when he netted a fine cross from Maarten Martens who broke through on the left flank. Mounir El Hamdaoui doubled the lead nine minutes later, and Martens got the third four minutes later with a 25-yard shot. Michal Papadopolous pulled one back for the cup winners on the hour but Jeremain Lens struck twice to complete the rout.

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Standard Liege 2 – Racing Genk 0 (Belgium Super Cup, July 25, 2009)

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Krylya Sovietov 0 – Saturn 2 (Russian Premier League, July 25, 2009) Farkhad Vasiev’s powerful header and Dmitri Kirichenko’s 86th minute goal gave the away side the win.

Lokomotov Moscow 1 – Dinamo Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, July 25, 2009) Diniyar Bilyaletdinov put Lokomotiv in front on 70 minutes with a fine left-footed finish, Aleksnadr Kerzhakov equalised eight minutes later.

Zenit St. Petersburg 0 – Rubin Kazan 0 (Russian Premier League, July 25, 2009)

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FC Copenhagen 7 – HB Koge 1 (SAS Ligaen, July 25, 2009) The visitors even took the lead through Emmanuel Ake in the sixth minute, but Copenhagen were 2-1 up by half-time and streaked away in the second half, with seven different players on the scoresheet.

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Start Kristiansand 2 – Stabaek 2 (Tippeligaen, July 25, 2009) Two goals in the last three minutes earned IK Start a share of the points against Stabaek in the Norwegian Tippeliga. Stabaek had gone ahead through Thomas Rogne (47) and looked to have sealed the points with a second from Palmi Rafn Palmason (76). But Bard Borgersen (87) and Cristian Bolanos (88) ensured Start took a point from the game.

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Brommapojkarna 1 – Kalmar 2 (Allsvenskan, July 25, 2009) Kalmar responded to their Champions League exit and going one-nil down to a Gabriel Petrovic strike with two second half goals in five minutes from Stefan Larsson and Daniel Mendes.

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Wisla Krakow 1 – Lech Poznan 1 (Pens. 3-4) (Polish Super Cup, July 25, 2009)

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Osijek 1 – Hajduk Split 1 (1. HNL, July 25, 2009)

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Budapest Honved 3 – Kaposvar 1 (Borsodi Liga, July 25, 2009)

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Urawa Red Diamonds 0 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 3 (J-League, July 25, 2009) Nagoya pulled off the result of the weekend in Japan by crushing second-placed Urawa in front of their own fans. Keiji Tamada did the bulk of the damage with a goal in each half for the visitors before Australian striker Josh Kennedy scored his second goal in as many games since moving to the J-League.

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Kansas City Wizards 1 – Los Angeles Galaxy 1 (MLS, July 25, 2009) David Beckham watched on as Claudio Lopez scored almost a replica of his famous goal at Wimbledon. The Argentine striker scored from inside his own half with a terrific 60 yard lob. Becks did make the tackle in midfield that subsequently saw Landon Donovan level things up.

San Jose Earthquakes 2 – DC United 2 (MLS, July 25, 2009) Christian Gomez scored twice for United in the first 21 minutes. Ryan Johnson and Cornell Glen scored for the Earthquakes to earn the hosts a point.

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Botafogo 3 – Internacional 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro A, July 25, 2009)

Gremio 3 – Santo Andre 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro A, July 25, 2009)

Atletico Paranaense 1 – Avai FC 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro A, July 25, 2009)

Portuguesa 2 – America RN 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 25, 2009)

Brasiliense 0 – Atletico GO 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 25, 2009)

Vila Nova 2 – Campinense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 25, 2009)

Ponte Preta 0 – Figueirense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 25, 2009)


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